Lying just above or upon. Overlying. The opposite of superjacent is subjacent. Other related terms include adjacent and circumjacent. From super-, above, over + the Latin jacere, to lie = to lie above.
Beyond the normal number, extra. For example, a supernumerary chromosome is an extra one beyond the usual number of 46, and a supernumerary digit is an extra finger or toe.
- Supernumerary nipple
An extra nipple. Supernumerary nipples are usually smaller than normal and vestigial (nonfunctional, without accompanying mammary glands). They tend to occur along a roughly curved line that extends from near the armpit, through the center of the normal breast, and down to the lower abdomen. This distribution is very similar to the location of nipples […]
- Supernumerary placenta
A succenturiate or accessory placenta.
A person who has an unusually large density of taste buds, each surrounded by pain fibers. As a result, the person has an exquisite ability to taste accurately.
Rotation of the arm or leg outward. In the case of supination of the arm, the palm of the hand faces forward.